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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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Killing the Messenger opens with short, engaging narratives about journalists reporting on conventional war.
First, create a culture in which telling the most valued commodity, not one in which killing the messenger is the answer to any problem.
Rather than taking and killing the messenger, be mature enough to stand up and ask the question.